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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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10gal?

Alright so my plan is too put Bacardi in a 10gal on my desk (hopefully by this weekend) I just want to know what else i should put in with his tank. Itll be a fully heated/filtered/lighted/well stocked tank. I know i want at least 2 ADF's. Maybe a cory cat or two? but is that over stocked already??
By july im going to get a 2nd 10gal and split it for my 3 other kids.

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You could keep:

Your Betta
3-4 Cory Cats
2-3 ADFs

Not overstocked. I used this site: http://www.aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php

Bettas: Rose, Sophia, Addie, Ghost, Buster, Holt, Aidan, and Mercutio!
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Just my animals: 0.2 Cornsnakes, 0.2 Bearded Dragons, 1.0 Water Dragon, 2.2 Crested Geckos, 1.0 Tiger Salamander, 0.0.1 Tadpole, 0.0.2 Red Eared Slider Turtles, 0.0.1 Map Turtle, 0.0.2 Hermit Crabs, 1.0 Hamster, 1.0 Rabbit, 0.1 Horses, 2.2 Dogs, 0.2 Cats, Chickens, Ducks, Oscar Tank, Planted Bowl, 10 Gallon, 4x 0.5 Gallon, 5 Gallon, and Planted 25 Gallon Tank....Is that it?
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http://www.tropicalfishdata.com/betta/index.html here you can have
Fish Tank: 10 gallon - You can have 1 Betta and:
1 Angelfish or
5 Zebra Danios or
1 Molly or
1 Swordtailed or
5 Tetra Neon or 5 Tetra Cardinal
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You can't keep angel fish with bettas. Angel fish get much bigger than bettas and will nip their fins. Its also ill advised to put any brightly colored fish like mollies in the tank either.

In a 10 gal you could easily have 2 or 3 ADF and 3-5 cories (they like to be in groups!). I wouldn't do tetras because they're known to be fin nippers. Other good tank mates are ghost shrimp, snails, ghost catfish (I think they're really cool).

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Angelfish: Get big and can nip fins.
Zebra Danios: Nip Fins
Molly, Swordtail, and any live bearers: I never had a problem with, but the betta could hurt them.
Tetra: Nip Fins

Bettas: Rose, Sophia, Addie, Ghost, Buster, Holt, Aidan, and Mercutio!
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Just my animals: 0.2 Cornsnakes, 0.2 Bearded Dragons, 1.0 Water Dragon, 2.2 Crested Geckos, 1.0 Tiger Salamander, 0.0.1 Tadpole, 0.0.2 Red Eared Slider Turtles, 0.0.1 Map Turtle, 0.0.2 Hermit Crabs, 1.0 Hamster, 1.0 Rabbit, 0.1 Horses, 2.2 Dogs, 0.2 Cats, Chickens, Ducks, Oscar Tank, Planted Bowl, 10 Gallon, 4x 0.5 Gallon, 5 Gallon, and Planted 25 Gallon Tank....Is that it?
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i am talking about like black ones not brightly colored ones
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Thanks guys! i just went out and bought the 10gal
so im getting it set tonight, gunna make sure its ready for tommorow
and then buy the others (probs 2-3ADF and 2-3 corycats)!

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I would cycle your tank before adding the corys. They're scaleless fish and very sensitive to water conditions. Since you don't have the fish yet I would do a fishless cycle and add the fish once the cycle is over.

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I agree that ghost catfish are really neat, but I'm pretty sure that 10 gallons would be too small for them.

Beta novice: Not sure what you mean about "black ones not brightly colored ones", but angels and bettas do not generally mix. Unless we're thinking of different fish, I don't see how a different colour would change an angel fish's behaviour?

Don't get a pair of Cories. I would get, at the very minimum, 3. But as they're shoaling fish, the more the better! Most people recommend keeping around 5 or 6.


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As far as I know ghost cats would be fine in a 10 gallon with a betta. They need to be in groups of 5-6 though so it would be pushing it.

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